Amazon Prime Days are October 13-14, but recent events have made us a bit less inclined to fill our virtual carts with discounted air-fryers and six-packs of soy milk. Vegans practice conscious consumerism with every bite we take, so it’s only appropriate we pay attention to who (or what) we’re supporting with our dollars. That being said, we’re not ready to grow our own food or go without modern conveniences (like vegan cheese and ocean breeze-scented, non-toxic detergent). If you’re planning to pass up Prime Days, here are 10 vegan online markets to support instead.
1. Vegan Essentials
As one of the original online vegan markets, Vegan Essentials has paved the way for others to open up shop. Obviously, it has all the essentials—pantry staples, vegan meats and cheeses, pet food, and more—but this store also loves to live it up when any holiday rolls around. Visit the site for seasonal specials such as Halloween candy, Valentine’s chocolate boxes, Christmas goodies, and other celebratory items.
2. Billion Vegans
The name is self-explanatory—it seems like there are a billion vegan products to choose from in this digital market. It’s easy to go down the browsing rabbit hole, so we suggest visiting this site when you know exactly what you want. If you have the time and you’re in the mood for discovery, take a scroll through the New Products collection to find new brands you may love. Food, dog treats, bodycare, homegoods, accessories, cookbooks … you’d be hard-pressed to click away empty-handed.
3. Super Vegan Market
Brought to you by the family behind Harlem restaurant Seasoned Vegan, the Super Vegan Market is doing its part to offer its patrons everything they need to get through these unprecedented times. The digital shop launched with a hilarious infomercial, and we’ve been regular customers ever since. Some items sell out on occasion, but the selection is large enough to find a quality alternative. You’re going to need two virtual shopping carts considering all of the goods SVM supplies from sustainable zip-lock bags to the collection of Seasoned Vegan Favs (products used in the restaurant kitchen).
4. Plant Based Grocery
Evolved from a Texas-based grocery pop-up, this online vegan grocery store showcases the staples as well as unique Texan finds. Mix it up with a bag of Louisville Vegan Jerky, Zubi’s Queso, Mustache Munchies Organic Crackers, and a VREAMERY DIY vegan mozzarella cheesemaking kit. Scrolling through the assortment is almost as fun as strolling through the aisles and landing on a new vegan product you’ve never seen before.
Looking for plant-based meats and cheeses? The Hawaii-based “Costco for vegans” has it all! We’re talking $12.99 for a two-pound bag of JUST Egg, $39.99 for a 105-count pack of Alpha Chik’n Nuggets, $7.99 for a pound of Tofurky Smoked Deli Slices, and more. Even if bulk-shopping isn’t your thing, check out this site to purchase manageable 12-ounce bags of the elusive Barvcue brand of wood-smoked vegan meats.
6. GTFO It’s Vegan
Right in line with the surge of online grocery delivery, this relatively new virtual grocer carries the coveted brands we’ve yet to see in stores. Fill your cart with frozen artisan pizza from Blackbird Foods pizza (the wholesale off-shoot of the famed Blackbird Pizzeria in Philadelphia), Plant Ranch Carne Asada, Sirabella’s New York Style Vegan Cheesecake, sweets from Giselle’s Vegan Kitchen, and more. While you’re at it, stock up on essentials such as JUST Egg patties and Ezekiel bread. Membership isn’t required for purchase, but it does come with a perk of 10 percent off plus free shipping.
7. Vegan Organic
Bookmark this site for all of your organic product needs—from pantry staples and condiments to home, bath, beauty, and baby items. Not only are these brands vegan but eco-friendly and sustainable as well. Plus, all orders over $100 receive free shipping. Given the abundance of high-quality, organic vegan products on offer, it won’t be hard hitting that free shipping mark.
8. Vegan Black Market
Need something specific? Find it on the Vegan Black Market. This shop boasts a huge range of departments including accessories, food, homegoods, pet care, vitamins and supplements, and more. Grab what you need, then scroll through the sale category to snag deals on favorites such as vegan kimchi, Loma Linda Sloppy Joe Mix, Beyond Ground Beef, Rising Moon Organics Vegan Garlic & Roasted Veggie Ravioli, and other tasty eats.
9. The Vegan Warehouse
Consider this warehouse as an Etsy-meets-Target situation. The shop houses apparel and accessories, homegoods, makeup, and bodycare products from 30 trusted vegan brands. Click around to discover independent companies you’ve yet to discover and fall in love with their products. From laundry detergent to lipstick, find it at the warehouse.
10. Thrive Market
This wellness-focused virtual Costco isn’t completely vegan, but we can’t stay away from the discounted prices that come with an annual membership. For $5 a month ($59.95 billed annually), members receive 25-50 percent off retail prices of popular products. Purchase everything from toilet paper to Califia Farms plant milks and vegan wine. The company is offering a free first month, but sign up with caution, because you will get hooked.
Tanya Flink is a Digital Editor at VegNews as well as a writer and runner living in Orange County, CA.
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